MACHINE HEAD to Support METALLICA in January

Grammy nominee’s MACHINE HEAD are pleased to announce that they will serve as direct support to METALLICA for a spate of dates that begin in January.

The band, who are currently tearing it up alongside SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, MASTODON, and others on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, completed a successful opening stint with METALLICA in Europe earlier this summer.

Additional support will come from THE SWORD.

Dates thus far are as follows:

Jan. 12 – Milwaukee, WI @ Bradley Center
Jan. 13 – Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
Jan. 15 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
Jan. 17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Center
Jan. 18 – Boston, MA @ TD Banknorth Center
Jan. 26 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
Jan. 29 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
Jan. 31 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center

BLACK COBRA Ready to Hit the Road with THE SWORD

BLACK COBRA will be hitting the road in support of their upcoming album, Feather And Stone. The eight-track assault showcases the bands’ exploration of gritty hardcore/sludge depravity since their previous outing, Bestial (once thought untouchable), will be unleashed upon humanity on October 30th.

While they’ve been on tour for like a year straight already – their most recent jaunt attacking Japan, and that following multiple successful North American and European tours – the band have been picked up a U.S. tour supporting THE SWORD.

Tour dates:
10/17/2007 12 Galaxies – San Francisco CA w/U.S.S.A., OXBOW, WEEDEATER
11/24/2007 Hemlock Tavern – San Francisco CA
11/25/2007 Relax Bar – Los Angeles CA
11/26/2007 *TBA Arizona
11/27/2007 Burt’s Tiki Lounge – Albuquerque NM
11/28/2007 Whiskey Dix – Lubbock TX
11/29/2007 Red 7 – Austin TX w/SLOUGH FEG, THE FLOOD

With THE SWORD and VALIENT THORR
11/30/2007 The Jackrabbit Lounge – Shreveport LA*
12/01/2007 One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans LA
12/02/2007 The Bottletree – Birmingam, AL*
12/03/2007 The Earl – Atlanta, GA*
12/05/2007 Black Cat Backstage – Washington DC
12/06/2007 Bowery Ballroom – New York NY
12/07/2007 First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia PA
12/08/2007 Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge, MA
12/11/2007 Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
12/12/2007 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
12/13/2007 Reggies Live – Chicago, IL
12/14/2007 The Rave Bar – Milwaukee, WI
12/15/2007 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
12/16/2007 Picador – Iowa City, IA
12/17/2007 Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
12/18/2007 TBA Denver, CO
12/19/2007 TBA Salt Lake City, UT
12/20/2007 TBA Reno, NV

* w/THE SWORD, THE ROLLER

LACUNA COIL Kick Off U.S. Tour with IN FLAMES

LACUNA COIL just embarked on a U.S. tour as direct support to IN FLAMES with THE SWORD and SEEMLESS in the support slots. The group recently completed a highly successful run on the annual Blackest of the Black Tour alongside the legendary DANZIG, labelmates THE HAUNTED, BELPHEGOR, and ASESINO. This is their group’s third U.S. run in support of Karmacode, their highly praised new album.

Andrea Ferro (male vocals) checks in with the following report: “Blackest of The Black was a good experience, and we were especially excited to have a chance to tour again alongside our party bros Kenny and Johnny from TYPE O NEGATIVE, who helped out DANZIG on this tour. We also had the chance to hit some places we never played before like Spokane, Santa Cruz, Tucson and Fresno, which were all amazing. The people’s reactions were simply awesome. The last day in Santa Cruz, DANZIG cancelled so we had to take the role of the headliner, which was all together a really cool experience.

“This led us immediately into two really packed headlining shows in Mexico, where we were met with first class treatment. We haven’t played there since 2001, when we opened for THEATRE OF TRAGEDY. We did a signing session the first day and stayed for almost two hours. Eventually we had to leave, and the fans were following us grabbing our hair and screaming. We felt like the BEATLES in the ‘60s! Both shows were truly amazing, and even if the technical conditions were not really appropriate, the crowd brought everything to a magic level. It’s always amazing how much these people appreciate the fact that you come to their country, they always have such a great time.

“We just began the final portion of our touring for the year after joining up with IN FLAMES, SEEMLESS, and THE SWORD. The first gig in Norfolk was very good, with a lot of people jumping and screaming, so things are already off to a really positive start. Rock on, and we will see you soon.”

The band’s latest video, “Our Truth,” can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6gFJogLJ_g

Tour dates:
12/08 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
12/09 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
12/11 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
12/12 Kool Haus – Toronto, ON
12/13 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
12/15 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
12/16 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
12/17 Metro – Chicago, IL
12/18 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
12/19 The Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO

KYLESA to Support THE SWORD on Handful of Regional Dates

Fresh off supporting CONVERGE, SOME GIRLS and MODERN LIFE IS WAR, Savannah’s sludge rockers, KYLESA, have confirmed a handful of regional tour dates alongside THE SWORD, as well as confirming an appearance at Daytona Beach’s This Is Your Fest 2006 alongside a host of other bands. Details can be found online at http://www.myspace.com/thisisforyoufest. More confirmed KYLESA tour dates will be available shortly.

The band is continuing to support its new record, Time Will Fuse Its Worth, which saw a Halloween release and is the follow-up to 2005’s critically-heralded To Walk a Middle Course.

KYLESA on tour
11/21 Richmond, VA – Alley Katz (with PARASYTIC LORD, GOVERNMENT WARNING)
12/03 Birmingham, AL – Bottle Tree (with THE SWORD)
12/04 Raleigh, NC – Kings (with THE SWORD)
12/30 Daytona Beach, FL – Backstage (This Is For You Fest)
1/02 Louisville, KY – Headliner’s Music Hall (with THE SWORD)
1/03 Knoxville, TN – Blue Cats (with THE SWORD)
1/04 Oklahoma City, OK – Conservatory (with THE SWORD)